Breath Of Spring

Breath Of Spring by Peter Coke

Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th October 1986

Civic Hall, Trowbridge

Dame Beatrice houses a collection of middle-aged ‘guests’, but the real head of the household is her maid. To repay Dame Beatrice for giving her a job despite her criminal past, LILY presents her with a mink stole filched from the next flat. The Brigadier deploys his ‘troops’ to return the fur. Indeed, the whole campaign is so invigorating that they are all determined to retain this excitement in their lives by forming a syndicate to steal furs and give their profits to Dame Beatrice’s favourite charities. There are some sticky moments, but they continue with their gentle larceny until Lily, mistrustful of their amateurishness, makes them promise never to touch another fur. But life is so flat after the police depart. Perhaps they cannot steal furs, but…

Eileen Atkinson


Miss Nanette Parry (Nan)

Brigadier Albert Rayne, C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O.

Lily Thompson (the maid)

Alice, Lady Miller

Dame Beatrice Appleby, D.B.E.(Bee)

Miss Elizabeth Hatfield (Hattie)

Detective Sergeant Pape

PC Kemp

Pattie Franklyn

Clive Greaves

Penny Prosser

Anna Rhodes

Ruby Goldsmith

Ann Andrews

Mark Rhodes

Paul Rhodes

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